PHOTOS: GRC gym renamed after Erica Wiebe

Erica Wiebe¬†dropped into town Tuesday for the christening of the “Erica Wiebe Gym” in the Goulbourne Recreation Complex.

The renaming was proposed in August by Councillor Shad Qadri after Wiebe took gold in wrestling during the 2016 Rio Olympics. It received unanimous approval from council.

“It’s incredible, it’s so surreal,” said Wiebe. “It just seems like yesterday I was in Rio, on the mats, having the best day of my life and then today to have a gymnasium named after me in my community, it’s an honour.”

Listen to “Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson – Erica Wiebe an Ottawan!” on Spreaker.

All photos by Devyn Barrie.

From left: Mayor Jim Watson, Erica Wiebe and Councillor Shad Qadriwiebe-8

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